Wonderful Days

@ Fukase, Masahisa

978-4990723002

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Text introducing the cats at the end of the book:

"Kabo - Seal point Siamese (Adopted by the Fukase family in the mid 1960s. Lived to be 23.)

In 1964, Fukase and Yoko moved into the Matsubara Danchi housing complex. As they began life as a newly married couple, Fukase decided one day that he wanted a pet cat. During a stroll near his apartment, he met a neighbor who owned a seal point Siamese cat. The neighbor gave Fukase one of its kittens. He named the kitten Kabo. Every time Yoko came home from an outing, Kabo liked to jump onto her lap and sharpen his claws on the obi belt of her kimono.

Hebo - Mixed breed (Adopted by the Fukase family in the late 1960s. Lived to be 21.)

Although Fukase finally attained his dream of living with a cat, unfortunately Kabo became more attached to Yoko. Frustrated, a few years later Fukase fell in love at first sight with a tiny black long-haired kitten at an angler’s hut where he often went to fish for herabuna, a Japanese crucian carp – a hobby of his at the time. He tucked the kitten in his fishing jacket and brought it home. Since then he would be seen doting on this cat, which he named Hebo, and repeating the words “Hebo is all mine.” At times Hebo would act like a dog, fetching small pieces of kamaboko fish cakes cut into squares that Fukase threw, and bringing them back to his owner. The cat also enjoyed gazing out of the window of their apartment.

After Fukase and Yoko’s divorce in 1976, Fukase left the Matsubara complex for good. Yoko’s mother Kazuko Wanibe, who had been living with the couple at the time, continued to take care of Kabo and Hebo until the end."

Fukase had published 3 books about "Sasuke", a cat he had after divorcing from Yoko; this book Wonderful Days introduces the cats that were part of the happier part of his life...

NB : The first copies will be shipped including a gift postcard that was offered by the publisher with his pre-sales.

64 pages - Hardcover

Roshin Books, 2015 (800 copies)

New - Mint condition

Fukase, Masahisa

Masahisa Fukase , the Japanese photographer of the " Ravens ", was born in 1934 near Hokkaido and died in 2012 after 20 years of coma. His photos are the projection of his inner darkness, a visually fascinating autobiographical work. Photo: © self-portrait
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